Beauty Basics: Bold Matte Lips

Spring is here and we're sprung off these sun lovin' shades! Pack the pow with a pop of color for your pout because bold colors are all the craze. Pinks, oranges, violets, and red are all in bloom this season. Just a straight shot of color with a mod matte finish. This retro look is flattering, fun and you'll love mixing it up! Shop our favorites below!

Kiss & Makeup

Luscious lips are always in season. Whether you want to gloss it up or make it matte, you're going to need to start with a clean, moisturized base. We are boycotting chapped lips and giving you the inside scoop for a perfect pout! These steps will have you kissing your old lip routine good bye! Click any product to shop!

Clinique Sweet Pots™ Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm, $19.50

STEP 1: Exfoliate and moisturize! Scrub those lips to unveil silky, soft lips that you'll want to rub together all day! Hello, smoothness! Make sure you swipe on some balm to lock in hydration and rejuvenate your lips after exfoliating! 

Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer, $20

STEP 2: Primers aren't just for your face and eyes! Your lips need some love too! Apply some primer to smooth out any fine lines and make application a breeze. Not only will you it make your lip color glide on with ease but you'll pump up the staying power! Who doesn't love a long-wearing lip?

Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner, $18

STEP 3: Depending on what color your choose, you want it to look perfect. And though it's okay to color outside the lines in life, it's not okay when it comes to lipstick application. To make your life easier and more polished, line your lips before applying your favorite lippy. This way, you can just fill in your lips without worrying about using a lip brush. You can even play it up with different liner and lipstick combos to create different effects! (Ombre anyone?) Don't let all that gorgeous color bleed and smudge all over, so be prepared with a liner! (They even make them invisible, which is our pick!) 

Burberry Kisses Lipstick, $33

STEP 4: Color me pretty! Get inspired by spring and choose a shade that makes you happy! Swipe on your favorite bold or YLBB tone and chuck it in your purse to touch it up through out the day. (Not that you'll have to because you used a primer, but it's always nice to be prepared!) There are so many finishes to lip products theses days and they come in tubes, bullets, pans so find one you love and rock it! 

NARS Lip Gloss, $26

STEP 5: This last step is completely optional depending on the look you choose, but it can up the glam factor in an instant! Have you been rocking that mauve lip all day? Swipe on some gloss for the evening and you have a whole new look! Gloss is easy and even if your lip color has dulled through the day, you'll get a little pick me up and a lot of shine! 

Beauty Basics: The Look of Love

Valentine's Day chic is classic. We're talking lashes that flutter, a gorgeous flush upon your chiseled cheeks, and a sultry red lip that doesn't quit. All things that make any lover makeup feel extra glam! Not only do these staple makeup trends look universally great, they literally are the look of love! Bold reds scream passion while a pearly pink highlighter adds an ethereal glow. Saturday morning cartoons taught us that lashes on point are a must of courting a mate. Take advantage of these tried and true ways of adding a pinch of sweet or sultry to your look and Cupid will have Katniss aim when he heads your way!

Glam Gift Guide: Beauty and the Bae

Are you looking for that perfect V-day gift for your sweetheart? Nothing says "love" more than a kiss-proof lippy or a blush that embodies that feeling of butterflies when you split dessert on your first date. The key to the heart of your love is something that makes them feel amazing! It's all about self-love y'all! Whether you are gifting your S.O or treatin' yo self, you'll find a fave amongst our top picks of Valentine's inspired must-haves!

Too Faced 'Chocolate Bon Bon' Palatte, $49

This palette may even be sweeter than chocolate. (And it smells even better!) It includes every shadow you'll ever need and then some with a mix of 16 shimmer and matte shades. Get your hands on the third edition of this best-seller now!

KIKO 'Endless Love' Lipstick, $7

Cute and compact! This luscious lippie is a sweet suprise for any beauty lover! You can never have enough bold colors and this limited edition lipstick totally has my heart!

Charlotte Tilbury 'The Ingénue' Gift Set, $205

This gorgeous gift set includes an entire collection of makeup to achieve a soft, romantic look. Make your eyes pop with an eyeshadow pencil, eyeliner, and mascara while playing up your cheeks with a universally flattering blush. Perfect your pout with a nude lip liner, lipstick, and gloss that can be worn together or separately. 

Stila 'Field Of Florals' Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette, $49

Give the gift of variety! Multi-use products are always a win and this convertible palette has 12 darling shades that you can play with. Pop some on your cheeks or swipe some on your lips, mix and match and you'll be sitting pretty with some serious style! 

Les Merveilleuses FACE COLOR ROSE LADURÉE, $150

Believe it or not, this baby is a blush! This product is timeless, elegant, and all things romantic. Let your sweetheart indulge in a little bit of heaven as they find some solace in their makeup routine.

Prada 'Candy' Set, $90

A scent can revive the most magical of memories, so a perfume can be a great gift! With a mix of sexy and sweet, the swoon-worthy notes in this cute gift set include caramel and vanilla in  eau de parfum and body lotion for on-the-go charm!

5 Beauty Resolutions You Can Keep!

Every year as the ball drops, we dream for a better future and make a list of resolutions that will bring out the best in us. New year, new me... am I right? It's easy to plan for these things, but when it comes to actually making it happen and following through, some of us have a tendency to fall off the bandwagon. It might be the middle of January, but there's always something you can do and it doesn't have to be the 1st, in order for you to put your best foot forward. To make it a little easier to stick to good habits, how about we make it fun? And there's nothing more fun and more feel-good than beauty! It takes 21 days to form a habit, so follow these 5 resolutions that will change your beauty game for the better!

1. Focus on skin care

Let's embrace the bare-faced beauty! There are so many makeup products to love, but what makes them special is that they go on our face. We give them that power to do their thing! That means you should give yourself a little more credit and make sure you are doing what you can to get the most from your complexion. Whether you want to look better without makeup or you want your makeup to look photoshop flawless, a fool-proof skin care plan will help you reach your #facegoals. 

2. Take it off

Everyone says they do it. Everyone should do it. But do you really? There's always some nights where you turn into a walking zombie and sleep is your only solace. Ain't nobody got time to take your makeup off, wash your face, tone, exfoliate, and moisturize before bed! The wish is that our bedtime routines would have all of the above + candles and a cup of soothing tea before we hit the sheets at a timely hour after some light reading. But life happens and most nights you're lucky enough to take your pants off. But with all the makeup we apply, we need our skin to breathe! And it takes one simple step of using a makeup wipe or a cleanser with a quick pat dry to make all the difference. Hold yourself accountable and wash your face! You're skin will be happy and you might feel like you won't need as much makeup the next day.

3. Age to perfection

It's never to early to combat signs of aging. Unless you are drinking from the fountain of youth or are a vampire or any other immortal being, you're going to have to face the facts. People lament over wrinkles and fine lines, but it's part of the grace of growing up! You shouldn't be ashamed of a life well lived, but you can always do what you can to feel better about yourself and take care of that money-maker. Invest in products that will keep skin firm and supple now and you won't ever think twice about botox in the future! (Unless you're totally into it and in that case, to each their own!)

4. Less is more

2015 was the year of the highlight, contour, and everything in between. We packed it all on and rocked it! There's nothing wrong with applying every item in your collection on your face from time to time but I say this year, we embrace the "less is more" mantra. Who has the time anyway? I'm not saying go makeup-free (you totally can if you want to!), but try nixing a product or two in your routine and you'll realize that you really don't need it. If you can't bear to break free, try some multi-use products and you'll find awesome new ways to play up your face while saving even more time. This will make your morning routine a breeze and you'll get to accent certain features of fab everyday instead of piling it all on at once.

5. Experiment!

Experimenting goes hand in hand with "less is more" in a sense that you focus your fierce. Rock that bright purple lip you've always wanted and don't turn back! Go crazy with the glitter! Bronze it up! You're face is your canvas! The cool thing about is experimenting is you get to try out different things all the time and find your signature style. My advice with experimenting is accenting one feature at a time. This will improve your overall makeup game and you'll learn to highlight different parts of your face while save time and money!

Beauty Basics: Champagne Chic

It's that time of year. When a little sparkle goes a long way and grabbing a glass champagne or sparkling cider gets the good times rollin'! That bubbly is good for more than just a toast, it's a gateway to glamorous! Finding a color that flatters everyone is sometimes hard, but this anything-but-boring beige tone adds sheen in all the right places while maintaining an aura of sophistication. In a nutshell: it's classy AF! 2015 was all about the highlight, so pile on that shimmer and shine through the night with these chic champagne shades! Click any product to shop!

Beauty Basics: Cranberry Crush

Bust out those berry tones! Fall and winter call for deep shades to take the stage and a vampy lip or smoky eye is the go-to glam. This season, cranberry is a must! Not only is this a festive staple of the holidays (mmm.. cranberry sauce), but it's the perfect splash of color for a smoldering, yet sweet look. Deeper than your usual red, please your pout with lip candy like the steal that is Palladio's 'Cranberry' Lip Liner ($6), Laura Geller's Love Me Dew Lip Crayon in Cranberry Glaze ($16) which is super pigmented and ultra-moisturizing, or Too Faced's Melted Lipstick in 'Velvet' ($21) for your high-intensity, long-wearing #girlboss shade. Want to focus the fancy on your eyes? A cranberry smoky will add warmth and a new edge to the usual black and browns that grace your lids. Try Kevin Aucoin's Eyeshadow Duo in '216' ($42) or MAC's cult favorite shadow in 'Cranberry' ($16). Kick it up a notch further with Make Up For Ever's Aqua Liner in 'Diamond Burgundy' ($23) to get creative with your cat eye. For a change of pace, try Marc Jacob's Bold Blush in 'Tantalizing' ($30) and achieve flushed cheeks on fleek. Or pamper yourself with a mani/pedi using Jin Soon's Nail Polish in 'Jasper' ($18), it's that deep, classic shade you've been looking for! (It also approved by Oprah, just sayin'!) So many possibilities! How will you rock cranberry this season? Click any product below to shop! 

Trick-Or-Treat Tutorials: Weird, Wicked, & Wonderful!

Sometimes there's a thin line between creepy and cute and sometimes you just want to play hopscotch on it. This Halloween you can be both sinful and sweet as you scare the socks off of your friends. Evil never looked so good and this kind of glam calls for a double take! What's best about these makeup looks is that they can be done with products you already have on hand. Pair with some digs from your wardrobe (no real costume necessary!) and you're ready to get your creep on!

PROMISE PHAN DOUBLE VISION MAKEUP

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LEX CARVED MASQUERADE MASK

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ASAHI SASAKI BROKEN DOLL

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Easy, Everyday Glam!

Who doesn't love messing around with makeup and trying new colors and techniques?! I know I burst at every opportunity to chuck on a full face of fabulous, but that doesn't always fly for everyday wear. I need something simple and polished that will work for a busy lifestyle, which I'm sure most Glamazons can relate to! Your everyday makeup routine should be a pick-me-up moment in the morning where you enhance your natural beauty and feel ready to take on the day. One of my fave looks is Tati's natural, everyday routine. Click play to watch and click any product below to shop! 

TATI WESTBROOK (GLAMLIFEGURU)

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Beauty Basics: Hot Chocolate!

With Fall just around the corner, the sultry beauty trends are well under way on the streets and the runway! Everyone is getting their cozy sweaters ready and stocking up on luscious, vampy shades. On trend this coming season is chic chocolate brown! This decadent color adds an air of warmth and sophistication to any look and it's easy to pull off. Less harsh than black, use shades of cocoa to play up your eyes with a subtle smokey look for day or night. Bobbi Brown has the right idea with this Limited Edition Dark Chocolate Eye Set that includes a dark chocolate mascara, a rich deep brown long-wear liner, and long-wear champagne shadow stick. Get playful and sweet with the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette that has neutral shades for any eye look. Not only does this palette have the cutest names for their shadows, it smells heavenly. Just like real cocoa! Indulge in a deliciously dark mani with Giorgio Armani's Signature Nail Lacquer which is Armani's official runway color for the Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Looking for a fierce contour? Illamasqua's Gel Sculpt compliments any skin tone and makes chiseling out your fab features super easy. For a bold, sultry look a brown lip is so perfect; Colourpop makes it easy to achieve this designer decadence with their Ultra Matte Lip Color in Limbo. If you're looking for the perfect in-between scent for the transition of the seasons, Jo Malone's Blue Agave and Cacao Cologne marries the best parts of summer and fall seamlessly with it's spicy, citrus-y sweet aroma. With any (or all!) of these delightfully delectable products, you look (and smell) as sweet as a Hershey's kiss! Click any product to shop!

Fall, In Love, With These 3 Autumn-Inspired Looks

Fall is my favorite. Piping hot cups of coffee and cider. Pumpkin-spiced everything. Chunky, cozy sweaters. Stepping on crunchy leaves in my favorite boots. And the colors! Oh, the colors! Fall is like the most beautiful brushstroke of sun and earth with its warm and decadent tones. Chocolaty Browns, vampy violets, killer coppers, glorious golds, and awesome olive shades from head-to-toe. I just can't get enough. Anyone can pull off a fierce fall vibe, whether you want a little sparkle like Carli, a little edge like Roxii, or want to keep it classy like Amanda. These are some of my favorite looks for this season! Press play to watch the tutorials and click any product to shop it! 

Carli Bybel

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Roxii (Roxxsaurus)

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Amanda Ensing

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